Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon with Spinach & Tomatoes

Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon with Spinach & Tomatoes

Salmon is the fish of choice in my home.  I like to prepare it as many ways as I can so my family doesn’t get bored with it.  When I saw this recipe packed with healthy and flavorful ingredients I knew I had to try it.  To my surprise it was voted their all-time favorite – and I’ve made lots of salmon

There are several steps to this recipe, but each one is easy, and can all be done simultaneously.

Since our weather turned rainy and cold Tuesday evening, I opted to roast the salmon in the oven rather than grill it.  It turned out perfect.  While this isn’t my first time preparing the dish, I can confidently say both cooking methods create stellar results.  If you can’t find both red and yellow grape tomatoes, opt for whichever the grocer has on hand.

If adding carbs to your meal is important, then I’d suggest mashed potatoes, and plating them as described below.

While this dish is perfect any day of the week it also makes a lovely, and colorful meal to serve your guests.  I hope you’ll try it.

Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon with Spinach & Tomatoes

Here’s the recipe……

Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon with Spinach & Tomatoes


  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (6-8 ounce) pieces Salmon
  • Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 10 ounces freshs spinach, washed
  • 1 container (cup) yellow grape tomatoes
  • 1 container (cup) red grape tomatoes


  1. In a small saucepan, combine orange juice, maple syrup, 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, and 1 clove garlic.  Bring to a boil and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.  Stir in 1 tablespoon oil.
  2. Prepare grill (medium-high heat) or set oven to 450F degrees and line cookie sheet with foil.  Brush salmon generously with glaze, salt and pepper if desired, and grill (or roast) approximately 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, place spinach in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Cover and let steam with just the water clinging to the leaves, stirring once, until wilted.  Season with salt and pepper (if desired) and set aside.
  4. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium sized skillet over medium-high heat.  Add tomatoes and remaining clove of garlic; saute 1 minute.  Add remaining 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar; saute 30 seconds.  Season with salt and pepper.
  5. To Serve: Place mashed potatoes (if using) on plate.  Top with salmon fillet.  Top salmon with some spinach.  Spoon tomatoes and sauce over and alongside salmon.  Serve immediately.

Adapted from: Rudi Sodamin


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  1. Such a nice glaze! Wonderful combo, and I’ll bet the flavor is awesome. We eat loads of salmon too — you can do so much with it, can’t you? Can’t wait for wild salmon season to begin! Super recipe — thanks.

  2. I would lick the whole plate clean! Salmon is my favourite fish. This looks really flavoursome and delicious, Vicki.

  3. I love this plate look soo good!

  4. OMG!
    I love salmon and the glaze sounds awesome. This would be a big hit at my place.

  5. Your salmon looks terrific!!! And I haven’t made spinach in ages…great reminder to add it to my shopping list 🙂

  6. A lovely recipe I simply have to try: Down Under pure maple syrup is not used anywhere as often as in the States and would help make this a wonderful glaze methinks! Use baby spinach almost every day . . . probably quite a few other fine greens would taste great too!

    • Then I’m sure you’d enjoy this. Do do have trouble getting pure maple syrup? I haven’t tried it but I’m sure you could use honey or agave as well, but cut the amount of the agave in 1/2 I’d think.

  7. Great salomon dish, Vicki. All these baby tomatoes and spinach…in their juices…are very welcomed! 🙂 ela

  8. Oh wow, does that plate look wonderfully appetizing! Very nice Vicki!

  9. We love salmon and this is a fantastic twist to the traditional preparation.
    Plus it’s healthy and lean – couldn’t wish for more.

  10. What a beautiful dish, a delicious glaze on a healthy fish 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. I’m like you Vicki, salmon is my fish of choice. It seems that it always is a hit. If your family voted this as an all time favorite, that says a lot! I’ll be trying it for sure. Pinning it right now!

    • Hands down they love it. In fact I’ve made it quite a few times but somehow this time they made that comment. Maybe they’re older and they’re palate has matured. I’m not sure but they’ve been asking me when I’ll be making it again. So I’m sure it will be the next time I make salmon – probably this week. Thanks for pinning!

  12. There’s that balsamic glaze again! What delicious looking plate of food! Can’t wait to find wild salmon so I can make this. Thanks for such a great dish Vicki!

  13. Wow what a lovely combination of ingredients. I love the look of this salmon!
    You really have beautiful professional recipes. Love your site!

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